Chicken and Chickpea Rice Pilaf

Chicken and Chickpea Rice Pilaf
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter with oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, 7 to 10 minutes. Add chickpeas and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add rice; cook and stir until translucent and coated in oil, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Season drumsticks with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  4. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook drumsticks until skin is golden brown and crispy on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  5. Pour chicken broth into a deep saucepan and bring to a boil. Season with remaining salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; add thyme. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Transfer chickpea-rice mixture to an oven-proof cast iron skillet. Pour in the chicken broth and mix. Place drumsticks on top and cover skillet tightly with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until rice is tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove aluminum foil, raise oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C); continue baking until rice is crispy on top, 10 to 15 minutes more.

04/29/2018
Chicken and Chickpea Rice Pilaf, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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